Chartered status / Professional Recognition
If you work in the energy sector and want your professional expertise to be recognised by employers, colleagues and clients, you owe it to yourself and your career to be a member of the only chartered professional body exclusively for the energy industry. All professional members of the EI are governed by the Code of Professional Conduct.
As a licensed body of the Engineering Council, the Energy Institute (EI) is able to offer Chartered, Incorporated and Engineering Technician status to engineers. The EI is also licensed by the Science Council to award Chartered Scientist, and by the Society for the Environment to award the title of Chartered Environmentalist. Suitably qualified Members or Fellows can also apply for Chartered Energy Manager recognition, a title only available from the EI. Those who have the relevant qualifications and the required level of experience can apply for the grades listed below.
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Professional grades available from the EI
Fellow is the most senior grade of membership for energy professionals and is an internationally recognised and highly respected symbol of excellence and career distinction. As a Fellow of the Energy Institute, you will have at least five years’ experience in positions of senior responsibility in an energy-related role and operate at a senior level to oversee and pioneer new techniques, services and concepts through innovation, creativity and change. You are likely to hold an Honours Degree and/or postgraduate qualification, or an assessed academic equivalent. For full guidance notes click here
Fellow Chartered Engineer (CEng FEI)
You will have an accredited engineering MEng degree or equivalent, together with a suitable engineering role with the same training and experience as applicants for Fellow. For full guidance notes click here
Fellow Chartered Scientist (CSci FEI)
You will have the same training, experience and a science related job role as applicants for Fellow with an emphasis on advancing the understanding and application of science as well as an accredited M-Level science qualification or equivalent. For full guidance notes click here
Members of the EI are professional practitioners with sufficient experience and progression to be operating at a responsible level in an energy-related role, requiring a high degree of innovation, creativity and change to design, implement and produce energy solutions. You are likely to hold an Honours Degree and/or postgraduate qualification, or an assessed academic equivalent.For full guidance notes click here
Member Chartered Engineer (CEng MEI)
You will have an accredited engineering MEng degree or equivalent, together with a suitable engineering role with the same training and experience as applicants for Member.For full guidance notes click here
Member Chartered Scientist (CSci MEI)
You will have an accredited science-based Masters level qualification or equivalent, together with the same training, experience and a science related job role similar to applicants for Member. For full guidance notes click here
Member Incorporated Engineer (IEng MEI)
You will have an accredited ordinary engineering degree or equivalent, together with a suitable engineering role with the same training and experience as applicants for Member.For full guidance notes click here
Member or Fellow and Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv MEI or FEI)
To become a Chartered Environmentalist through the Energy Institute you must:
a) be an individual who is a professionally qualified Member or Fellow of the Energy Institute, i.e. subject to the EI Code of Professional Conduct ;
b) have a relevant Masters level degree as a foundation for further learning and practical experience, or demonstrate equivalent Masters' level knowledge and engagement in energy and sustainability issues through other academic achievements, self-directed learning and work based experience;
c) have at least four years of relevant and responsible and practical experience that combines underpinning environmental knowledge with an ability to apply it in practice towards environmental stewardship - this need not be continuous provided that relevant CPD is maintained; and,
d) agree to comply with the Society of the Environment’s Code of Ethics and CPD requirements of the Energy Institute
Technician Member (TMEI)
Technician Members perform specialist technical roles and apply proven knowledge, techniques and procedures to the solution of energy technology or management problems in a variety of contexts. You will also have an element of personal responsibility, and should hold vocational qualifications or have been assessed on practical energy-related skills. For an application form and guidance notes click here
Technician Member Engineering Technician (EngTech TMEI)
You will have an engineering Advanced GNVQ, National Certificate, Diploma or an equivalent qualification. Engineering Technicians are concerned with applying proven techniques and procedures to the solution of practical engineering problems. They carry supervisory or technical responsibility, and are competent to exercise creative aptitudes and skills within defined fields of technology. Professional Engineering Technicians contribute to the design, development, manufacture, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes or services. Professional Engineering Technicians are required to apply safe systems of working. For an application form and guidance notes click here
The Engineering Council has produced a free e-book on Engineering Technician, which you can download here
Criteria for Chartered and Incoporated status
Chartered Engineers are characterised by their ability to develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems, using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change. They might develop and apply new technologies, promote advanced designs and design methods, introduce new and more effi cient production techniques, marketing and construction concepts, or pioneer new engineering services and management methods. Chartered Engineers are variously engaged in technical and commercial leadership and possess effective interpersonal skills. Suitably experienced Chartered Engineers may also be eligible for the title Chartered Petroleum Engineer or Chartered Energy Engineer.
Incorporated Engineers maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology, and may undertake engineering design, development, manufacture, construction and operation. Incorporated Engineers are variously engaged in technical and commercial management and possess effective interpersonal skills. Additional information on becoming an Incorporated Engineer can be found on the Engineering Council website. An IEng eBook is now available to download from http://www.engc.org.uk/ebook and acts as a definitive guide to IEng registration.
AChartered Scientist is characterised by his/her ability to develop appropriate solutions to scientific problems, using new or existing technologies, through a combination of high level knowledge, innovation and creativity. A Chartered Scientist is a professional for whom the knowledge and skills acquired in an accredited scientific Masters level degree (or equivalent) is critical to his/her job competence. Continued registration as a Chartered Scientist is dependent upon a mandatory requirement that a record of your professional development is maintained and submitted to the Energy Institute on an annual basis.
A Chartered Environmentalist is characterised as someone who has demonstrated technical competence and effective interpersonal skills through their Membership of the Energy Institute, Chartered Environmentalists will be involved in a range of industry sectors, which includes the education sector. They will be collaborative professionals, able to visualise beyond the immediate context of their practice or the project. Chartered Environmentalists will possess and actively encourage wider understanding of environmental, social, economic and governmental issues.
Chartered Environmentalists will also be able to debate a range of interpretations for “sustainability” in the context of a specialised, complex and more latterly technological civilisation with its ever-increasing demands on energy resources. They will have a wider ethical foundation and be able to debate the relationship between energy, economic growth and population growth. They will also able to illustrate the social and environmental benefits and costs. Chartered Environmentalists will demonstrate and maintain a commitment to understanding, enabling and contributing to a more sustainable energy paradigm and be able to debate how that could materialise.
Chartered Environmentalists in the Energy Institute are therefore advocates who seek not to maintain but to improve current practice, who are motivated with vision and capable of strategic influence over policy, management and design. Chartered Environmentalists will apply their knowledge with purpose, transparency and with responsibility, demonstrating a personal commitment to professional standards and their obligations to society, to the profession and the environment.
A Chartered Energy Manager is an individual concerned with the management and efficient use of energy in various forms. He / she will have expertise in energy management and a broad knowledge of the energy sector as a whole. He/she will provide a lead role in their organisation with regard to the management of energy and provide advice on the development and implementation of energy policies.
The focus of the qualification is on the individual’s role in the factors identified within the competences detailed in the application guidance and outlined below. There is no time period for qualification but it is unlikely that anyone with less than four years’ experience in energy management will have attained the necessary levels of competence. For an application form and guidance notes click here.
Information on writing your Professional Development Review can be found here:
To apply for professional recognition all guidance notes and application please click here
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